Browns of Rivonia, The Cape Winelands in the Heart of Johannesburg...
Established 15 years ago, Browns of Rivonia has become one of Johannesburg’s most popular restaurants, perhaps most famous for its impressive wine cellar. Browns has been voted the Best Business Lunch Venue in Johannesburg for 5 years running and this year received recognition as one of the fifteen best of the best in the Eat Out People's Choice reviews.
Up to 50 people can dine in the magnificent wine cellar surrounded by 33 000 bottles of the finest South African and International Wines available. Choosing from the staggering selection is made easy as diners can elect to visit the cellar accompanied by a well-informed sommelier who will help them select a wine to suit the palate and the pocket.
The restaurant’s main dining area opens up onto a superb patio overlooking a lush private garden and koi pond. Dining on the deck is particularly popular at lunchtime when a special lunch menu is on offer - offering light, seasonal meals. The introduction of the lunch menu has ensured that those people who are pressed for time but don’t want to compromise on quality need look no further!
Another rather unique attraction is Browns’ international cheese room, boasting more than 30 varieties of delectable cheeses. Diners are invited to visit the cheese room and choose which of these will form the perfect end to a perfect meal.
Lovers of fine food and wine in Johannesburg know that there is no better way to start the week than by attending Wine Evenings at Browns. Every week a visiting Cape winemaker presents a selection of wines accompanied by a menu tailor-made to suit the wines being served. Not only do guests of these evenings enjoy food and wine of the highest quality but they also get to enjoy the often-amusing 'story behind the story' from the winemaker himself!
Browns is now open for Sunday lunch. Great news for all those who have eaten one too many dry, boring, overpriced buffets - Sunday visitors to Browns will be pleased to find a mouth-watering three course menu at an extremely reasonable price. Accompanied by a commitment to quality and excellent service, it isn’t hard to see why Browns remains the best choice for fine dining in Johannesburg.